Lunch time with Charlotte

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The Summer is flying by and this weekend I need to return to Glasgow to sort out my accommodation for the start of next term.  On one hand I can’t wait to get back to my studies but on the other hand I will miss my family 🙁

When I get back on Wednesday I will be performing in the last of my summer concerts for this year, in Rochdale.  I love to perform in these church venues as the audiences are so receptive and the acoustics are great for a live performance.

Russell Lomas is a fantastic accompanist to work with and helped me to understand how to prepare for and get the best from these concerts and I would like to thank him for all of his hard work and guidance.

Rochdale-Trio

Elliot Gresty, Charlotte Hoather and Russell Lomas

If you can get to the concert I hope it will be well worth your while 🙂

56 thoughts on “Lunch time with Charlotte

    1. Thanks Marcus, it’ll be my last concert with Russell this year and I’m looking forward to it. He’s been a great help practising my songs with me over the summer. See you soon.
      Charlotte 🙂

  1. I wish that I could attend this performance. You have great talent and skill, and you also seem like a truly delightful person. I hope that you’ll knock it out of the park–a very American phrase, but I’m sure that you’ll understand it. And I’m also sure that you’ll wow your listeners.

    I’m looking forward to your tour of the States. Please include Minneapolis on your agenda!

    1. Hi Dan, thanks for checking back in on me, I used to watch lots of Friends, Big Bang Theory, Suborgatory, lots of American sitcoms so I understand lots of phrasing – so thank you very much, I love it when I nail it (there’s an English expression for you :).
      All the best Charlotte

  2. Best wishes with your concert, Charlotte. I am sure you will be wonderful as usual. You are so talented, truly a gift from Heaven.
    Take care.

    1. Thanks Koko lovely to hear from you again, I passed your blog on to my elder brother as I said on your site because he’s on a real healthy eating regime now.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

      1. Wonderful! Well I hope he finds useful things here or at least interesting. He can email too if he has specific questions. It’s going to be beautiful weather here this weekend so lots of bike riding for me! I hope you have a fantastic weekend too! All the best, Koko

    1. Thank you 🙂 it will be great catching up with my friends again and getting stuck into my studies and make up on lost time with Kath my singing teacher.

      I love that word ‘semester’ sounds more professional than ‘term’.
      All the best
      Charlotte

    1. I wish you could too, I love big audiences ;). Love your name Guenevere do you insist on the full name or let people shorten it?I always preferred Charlotte to Charlie, Lottie etc.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

    1. Oh my, you’ve just reminded me I have lots of laundry to do today! I’d rather sit and blog. Thank you for your lovely compliment and wishes of luck.
      All the best
      Charlotte

    1. Hi Izzy, thank you very much :). I’m working for the next three weeks after the bank holiday, then I’m taking a week off to move back to Scotland and hang out with friends, then I’m back to full time study yay.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

    1. Thank you for your best wishes, I’m looking forward to my final concert and Elliot is fabulous on clarinet I enjoyed putting on a show with him for the first time this year.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

    1. I’d love to have dates in London :). I was there last week on holiday with my family, we had a great time, although now my brothers working in the City he laughed when we stayed in a hotel a stroll away from where he works! He still joined us ’cause he didn’t want to travel.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

    1. Thanks Andy, I bought a big canvass from the Works for £14 to paint some art for my wall, I loved your snaps on Heartland, I did a bit of Aboriginal inspired art at school and it reminded me how brilliant it is.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

    1. Thank you Giuseppe, I’m trying to educate myself a little so I am going to forward your blog to my brother and Dad to read and then ask them to explain about trading to me 🙂

      Best wishes
      Charlotte

      1. Hello Charlotte, that s awesome! Thank you for doing that. And certainly unexpected on my side, seen your interest. That is a nice surprise and shows you are a very intelligent person.

        As an “expert” please allow me to give you 2 small pieces of advices:
        1) if you love psychology you will love trading. However if you are hooked and decide to learn more, please take the long path. Trading can give big satisfactions (when you are paid for the decision you make!) but takes time. Think like this: you will be an expert in 10 years. If you cannot take this long term view maybe trading is not for you (trading is not for everyone, but it may be for you! I hope).

        2) start it with the right steps. A lot of people have to unlearn a lot of “bad” things they learn about trading in the early years. We are all creatures of habit and sometimes it take years to undo non proper “mental files”. I have a free eBook called “Key Concepts to Correct Trading Behavior”. Please download it and read it. It is also a nice way to get your feet wet. You can ask your dad and brother to read it as well so you can get another unbiased idea. You can find the ebook here: http://fibonaccistalking.us5.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=240c7811cecccd033678487c5&id=3189f907d1

        I wish you all the best about your studies (as Benjamin Franklin, the inventor and US foreground figure: “the investment in education is always the one offering the higher returns”), and I hope you will not stop to educate yourself a little, but rather continue to educate yourself a lot. I myself am a life learning chap.

        All the best, and chat to you soon.
        Giuseppe

      2. Hi Giuseppe, thanks for the information and the link to the e-book. I am no stranger to the long game. I like to see things through to a proper conclusion and if I find an obstacle then I will ask for help to find out how to overcome it so that I can continue.

        My brother is very Maths based having completed his Masters degree and is now studying for his Actuary qualifications. He is the one that I rope in to explain things to me when I need a practical viewpoint.

        However if I can find a way to turn $ 250.00 into 5 Concert dresses then I am all for it LOL 🙂

        Best wishes
        Charlotte

      3. Hi Charlotte,
        could it have been different? Well, no. Now we have a very successful, young, pretty, professional Soprano girl well know in the environment that is going to tackle another challenge and learn trading…
        Will she make it? Very probable, very much so. I had a friend back in my place in Italy who was a successful Soprano. I noticed the kind of work that goes into it. It is the work required to perfect any craft…..
        One day you will be buying $250.00 concert dresses, or will just keep buying $50 concert dresses and give the remaining $200 in charity.
        I am sure your brother will make it (I always ask such a small and smaller number of people get involved with Math), and it was a good choice.

        Best wishes and lots of dresses 😀
        Giuseppe

    1. It is a fabulous church; they even serve up pie (I think it was meat and potato) and mushy peas for lunch with cake and custard for afterwards, everyone cleared their plates so it must have been delicious, I couldn’t join in because they serve it before the concert. Thanks for your wishes of luck.

      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  3. After you agreed to follow my travel blog on crossing the US by car, I clicked to return the favor and see yours as well. To my delight I see you sing classically, one of my great interests. Our daughter will be studying for her masters in classical vocal performance. All the best to you, and I hope to read more about your blossoming career!

    1. Hello Cal, road trips in the UK are getting expensive, petrol here costs £1.45 ( $ 2.25 ) per litre, or approx. £7.20 ( $ 11.18 ) per gallon, but I’d love to explore the whole of the UK on a road trip. What a lovely coincidence that your daughter is also a singer does she blog? Hope you get the chance to pop back from time to time.

      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  4. This concert sounds like a great success already. I wish I could have been there, you’ll be fine. About leaving your family, I know that can be tough. I know you’ll make out well. Thank you, also, for stopping by my blog and following it, yours is absolutely interesting also.

  5. Hello. I am a Japanese violinist in London,who would like to give a concert at St.Mary in the Baum church in Rochdale,but I can’t find the e-mail address to contact in the church’s website. If you know it,please help me. Please reply to fumi_otsuki@hotmail.com . from Fumi Otsuki

    1. Hi Fumi, I don’t have an e-mail for them because Russell always books these concerts but I think they have a website if you google their name 😊
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

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